Friday, March 11, 2011

Feathery Crumb Cake

Much, much better than the picture makes it look. In fact, the cake is completely addictive-I've been unable to stop cutting, "one more small slice". You should bake this cake, and immediately give half away, to save yourself from it. Unlike the crumb cakes I remember from primary school, this one doesn't smell like Play-Doh, which I consider a major improvement.

From Better Homes and Gardens Pies and Cakes, 1966

You Will Need:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9X13 pan.

1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 cups AP flour

Combine above by cutting in the butter. Set aside 1 cup of mixture for topping.

To remaining mixture add 2 large eggs and beat until light.

Sift together:
1/2 cup AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Add in alternating additions with 1 cup buttermilk (I used regular milk with 1/2 lemon squeezed in)

Pour batter into pan. Top with crumbs and bake 45 minutes, or until it tests done.

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